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was in communication with general allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. how did she know him? kelley volunteered to organize social events for senior officers at her home near mcdill air force base in tampa. the e-mails between general allen and kelley are said to be flirtatious and owe tensionally embarrassing but officials with knowledge of the e-mails say they were not sexually ex- police sit and did not offer any evidence of an affair. but, now, general allen's nomination to lead nato is in limbo. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isap and leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: for the first time sin the scandal broke, president obama weighed in on general david petraeus. >> he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan and as head of the cia. >> reporter: one lingering question has been whether nag that you will security wa
relations with a woman at the top of the general petraeus scandal. >> now a second top u.s. general is involved, a man on track to becoming the next supreme allied commander of nato forces in europe. let me catch you up tonight. jill kelley is the tampa socialite who was an unpaid social liaison with the air force base in tampa. she contacted the fbi about so- called threatening e-mails. that led them to paula broadwell right there, the david petraeus biographer. the fbi discover general petraeus who was director of the cia had an affair with broadwell, so he resigned last week. now enter another four star general, john allen, who is the commander in afghanistan. he's being investigated for what may be inappropriate e- mails with jill kelley, that tampa woman who triggered the whole investigation in the first place. now they deny any wrongdoing. they're both married to other people, but because general allen is being investigated his nomination to become the next supreme allied commander is on hold. >> if the findings are that he's done nothing wrong, they it will be up to the secre
petraeus. they met when he was a cadet at west point. he led a distinguished 37 year career in the u.s. army eventually leading the u.s. military campaigns in iraq and afghanistan. president obama issuing a statement saying, "my thoughts and prayers are with dave and holly petraeus who has done so much to help military families through her own work. i wish them the very best at this difficult time." general petraeus was sworn in as cia director in september, 2011. his resignation comes just days ahead of key congressional hearings about the benghazi terror attack. he is no longer scheduled to testify. >> one way or the other we should have general petraeus testify. if not this week, then soon after because i don't see how we can put the whole picture together without general petraeus' testimony. >> reporter: a senate intelligence committee aide says cia deputy director michael morell who now serves as acting director of the agency will testify in place of petraeus thursday. >>> certainly a lot of unanswered questions tonight. one, being why it took so long for general petraeus to resi
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